EY has been recognised as a Times Top 50 employer for women at the Business in the Community (BiTC) Workplace Gender Equality Awards 2016, for working to create an inclusive culture and reaching their target to admit 30% of female partners in 2015.
Last year, EY rolled out inclusiveness training to leaders in the business, which nearly 2000 attended including 95% of partners, to help challenge traditional mind-sets and behaviours, with the aim of creating a working environment where difference is embraced and valued.
There was additional success for Philip Goodstone, Partner and Head of Law at EY for UK and Ireland, who won the ‘Inclusive Leader: People Manager’ award. He was commended for taking an inclusive approach to building and leading a new, diverse team.
Goodstone commented: “Since launching the practice our focus has been to build a diverse, ambitious and talented team. This focus has enabled us to recruit outstanding people and the award is a reflection of a collective team effort. We are hugely ambitious and believe we can develop a new and differentiated proposition for both our clients and our people in the legal market”
Maggie Stillwell, UK&I Managing Partner for Talent, says: “On behalf of EY, I’m thrilled that our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive business continue to be recognised. These awards contribute to the recognition we’re building in the marketplace as an employer of choice, a key goal in our global strategy.”
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